12 May, 2010: Hi, this is Max calling in a dispatch for the SummitClimb Cho
Oyu spring 2010 expedition.
The team is trying to make an acclimatization trip to camp 2 to spend two
nights there, but it is a bit windy at the moment.
There are a few expeditions leaving Cho Oyu. I think there are 6 or 7
expeditions left on the mountain. We're trying to do negotiations to fix the
route because it looks like we are going to have to do it ourselves.
Mark left and is on his way down to Chinese Basecamp. He will cross the Nepali
border tomorrow and we'll all miss him. The rest of the team; Mia, Alex and I
are trying to get to camp 2 at the moment.
I'll let you guys know what happens when we get to camp 2 or if we have to
come back because of the wind. Thank you very much for following the news.
Hi, This is the first dispatch for the Cho Oyu Spring 2010 expedition. Today
is April 21st 2010 and this is the expedition leader Max Kausch writing from
The city is fairly warm and we enjoyed 26ºC today. We had some rain during the
last few days and this settled the dust a little.
We are working hard on the preparations and packing for our expedition. Today
all the staff helped to test our equipment. The first members will arrive
tomorrow and we really look forward to meet them at the airport and show them
around. Our agent has already got a permit to climb Cho Oyu!
We also wish the best luck for those who are traveling across the ash cloud
that is sitting in northern Europe at the moment.
Thanks for following the news at SummitClimb
* Max Kausch (leader) - Argentina/UK
* Ms. Mia Graeffe - Finland
* Mark Solari - UK/Australia
* Anthony Newton - US
* Alexander Holt - UK
* Ngima Kanchha Sherpa - climbing sherpa
* Palden Nima Sherpa - climbing sherpa
* Ang Gelu Sherpa - climbing sherpa
* Nima Dorje Lama - cook
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